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What is Senate Bill 2279?
 
It is a bill that adds sexual orientation and gender identity and expression to the already existing North Dakota Housing Discrimination Act and North Dakota Human Rights Act. Current law makes it illegal in North Dakota to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, and age. This act would extend current law to prohibit unfair treatment on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity and expression as well.

 

There are members of our community that have been holding onto a secret that we can’t allow to be kept any longer. And that secret is Hate.

A local group with affiliates from a known White Nationalist organization is hosting an event under the guise of Christianity at the Empire Theater this Tuesday. They are calling it “Revealing the Truth about the Jihadism and Terrorism of Islam.”

In 2015, employed women in North Dakota earn 70% of what men earn.  This pay equity is one of the largest in the United States of America.  This fact flies in the face of a bedrock American values: fairness and equity.

In real numbers the 2013 Census showed that the median earnings of North Dakota men were up to $49,231, an increase from $46,225 in 2012.  For women, the median earnings increased from $34,438 to $35,549.  Even in times of unprecedented job and economic growth in North Dakota the gender pay gap has not lessened. 

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